What will Reuben Foster do about his gigantic Auburn tattoo on his forearm if he de-commits from the Tigers?
This is actually a topic that came up recently between the 4-star linebacker and UGA coaches, according to a story headlined “Ink Has Not Dried” by DawgNation’s Kipp Adams.
The advice from the Bulldogs? Wear long sleeves and don’t worry about it.
“I told Georgia in my head I am unsure, because I have an Auburn tattoo, but Georgia told me not to worry about it, because they will take me with open arms. They said I like to wear sleeves anyway, so it would only be showing when I am in the game. I do like wearing sleeves.”
Foster famously got the tatt which about the size of Rhode Island one day after switching his commitment from Alabama to Auburn.
UGA hasn’t given up on Foster, with Bulldogs recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner showing up at his game last Friday at Alabama’s Auburn High School.
Foster, who played at Troup High School until his senior season, remains committed to Auburn but told the website that a coaching change “would make me want to look around.”
In the latest ESPN rankings, Foster lost a star and dropped from the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect to No. 24, reportedly due to being overweight and having a lack of consistent play so far this season.
NKEMDICHE UPDATE: The biggest news about Robert Nkemdiche over the weekend was that there was no news. He didn’t commit to Ole Miss during Saturday’s visit – at least publicly. The Rebels did score points with the Nkemdiche family when the Ole Miss student section chanted “We want Robert! We want Robert” at the football game, (a 27-26 loss to Vanderbilt). “The fans, they’re not fake,” his father, Dr. Sunday Nkemdiche, told Scout.com’s Yancy Porter. “They love us for football, they love us for who we are. They love my kids, not just because they play football, but as human beings. The fan base is very solid.” Robert Nkemdiche did not do any interviews over the weekend at Ole Miss but told the AJC on late Friday night, “My decision will probably come out sometime in January.” (You can read the entire interview here). What’s next for the undisputed No. 1 prospect? Expect things to die down over the next three or four weeks as Nkemdiche focuses on helping Grayson High School repeat as state champions. Personally, I don’t see Big Rob taking all five official visits or dragging this out to signing day. I could see Nkemdiche visiting one or two schools other than Ole Miss just to have something to compare to the Rebels. You would have to think Alabama’s Nick Saban makes one more charge at Nkemdiche, especially considering his mother’s affinity for the Crimson Tide. Then there’s Clemson, which has two of Nkemdiche’s Grayson teammates still committed to ACC school. But Clemson reportedly lost points with the Nkemdiche family after all the negative reaction and personal attacks on the mom on a couple of Clemson recruiting websites after last week’s de-commit. Also, Grayson DB David Kamara, who is Nkemdiche’s best friend since middle school and committed to Clemson, visited Ole Miss with Robert on Saturday. RebelGrove.com’s Neal McCready reported that if Nkemdiche committed to Ole Miss, it would help the team’s chances of landing Kamara as well. “I’m already looking at them because Denzel (Nkemdiche) is up there,” Kamara told the website. “He’s like my brother. If Robert did that, I would look at them even more.”
URBAN MEYER SPOTTING: Remember that so-called “gentlemen’s agreement” among Big Ten coaches to not recruit prospects committed to member schools? You know, the one that Urban Meyer supposedly “broke” after taking after at Ohio State? Yeah, everybody outside of the Big Ten got a pretty good laugh at that one in the ultra-competitive world of recruiting — and Meyer told the AJC it was “nonsense.” Anyways, Meyer was spotted at Central Gwinnett High School on Friday checking on LB Trey Johnson, who is committed to Auburn. Meyer stayed at the school for nearly two hours. “It went great,” Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford told the AJC. “Ohio State is coming all-out after Trey to get him. They don’t have any linebackers committed right now, and that’s a priority position for them. They’re undefeated, and they’re going to win every year and always be in the BCS picture. That’s really appealing to Trey, and (Meyer’s) record speaks for itself. He’s a top-notch guy.” Meyer wanted to know how from Johnson how serious he would consider Ohio Sate, as well as brag about how well two former players from Atlanta did at Ohio State – NFL first-rounder Cameron Heyward and current All-America DB candidate Bradley Roby (both prepped at Peachtree Ridge High School). Johnson has official visits scheduled for Ohio State (Nov. 24), Florida (either Dec. 5 or Dec. 18) and USC (Jan. 18). He will obviously go to Auburn and then probably take his fifth trip to FSU.
CLEMSON RECRUITING WITH GEORGIA TIES: Lots of Clemson news with Georgia connections: Dooly County High School DT Montravius Adams, who is ranked as the state’s No. 2 overall prospect by 247sports, made an unofficial visit to Clemson and, most importantly, brought his mother along. Also, UGA WR commit Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., made an unofficial visit to Clemson and was so happy about it that he tweeted a photo of him with other Clemson recruits (one was Peach County High School WR Demarcus Robinson). Terry has committed to UGA twice but recently took an official visit to Clemson and then returned this past weekend, causing some nervousness among UGA supporters. Then there’s Milton High School DE Carl Lawson, who told Palmetto Sports on Sunday night he was contacted by Clemson last week after Nkemdiche de-committed. Lawson, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, is pledged to Auburn and will wait until after the completion of his senior season before determining whether or not to visit other schools.
REWIND: Georgia Tech got commitment No. 14 over the weekend from Lovejoy High School, alma mater of Tashard Choice. Click here for the story.
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